2035.000 Protea L.

Description of the genus

Erect or prostrate suffrutices, shrubs or trees, up to 8 m. Leaves alternate or clustered near the ends of the branches simple, entire. Flowers in dense heads, surrounded by a conspicuous many-seriate involucre of bracts; bracts spirally arranged, very small in the outer series to as large as the flowers in the inner, sometimes brightly coloured. Style terminated by a linear pollen-presenter. Fruit an obconic achene, with the long straight brown hairs persistent.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in the tropics and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

Protea caffra subsp. gazensis

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
angolensis Welw. var. angolensis N,C,EDescription, Image
angolensis Welw. var. divaricata (Engl. & Gilg) BeardN,C,EDescription, Image
angolensis Welw. var. no. 1 (Wild 1837) N,C
asymmetrica Beard[End][DD]EDescription, Image
caffra Meisn. subsp. gazensis (Beard) Chisumpa & BrummittEDescription, Image
dracomontana BeardEDescription, Image
enervis Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
gaguedi J.F. Gmel.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
petiolaris (Engl. ex Hiern) Baker & C.H. Wright subsp. elegans Chisumpa & BrummittN,C,E,S
welwitschii Engl.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
welwitschii × angolensis C
wentzeliana Engl.[NrEnd][VU]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Protea:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Protea
Flora of Mozambique: Protea
Flora of Zambia: Protea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Protea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Protea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Protea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Protea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Protea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Protea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=485, retrieved 24 October 2014

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